Sunnybank State High School

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Principal's Welcome

Three reasons to choose Sunnybank State High School

  1. Extensive history of academic and sporting success
  2. Extended science and athletic programs
  3. Innovative teachers, strong relationships, caring and supportive student programs

School Information

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Sunnybank State High School offers a unique, safe and enriching learning environment for all of our students.

Students are constantly surrounded by possibility and opportunity, both designed to empower each student to thrive and achieve across a range of academic, cultural, vocational and sporting pursuits.

We are a high-achieving and vibrant school, rich in tradition with an outstanding reputation for success. Our motto, ‘Many ways to excellence’, reflects our commitment to quality education by ensuring that every child is striving for success.

We are part of a global learning community and value our international partnerships. The school has been welcoming students from other countries along with offering international homestays for more than 20 years.

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Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

  • Access to specialist personal and career development programs
  • Intensive individual support to negotiate university pathways
  • Early entry to Brisbane universities

School facilities

  • Digital Innovation HUB - drones, coding, robotics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), virtual reality
  • Media precinct
  • Industry standard hospitality kitchen
  • Modern industrial technology facility
  • Auditorium
  • On site training café – Breezeway
  • Sports hall
  • Athletics facilities
  • Gymnasium
  • Close proximity to major transport routes
  • International Precinct

Extracurricular activities

  • STEM
  • Student leadership
  • Public speaking
  • Debating
  • Titration
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Homework program
  • Cultural and wellbeing programs and excursions
  • Academic competitions (Maths, Science, English)

Holiday adventure programs

EQI holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for international students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

There's an adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian outback adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school and additional fees apply. Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Japanese
  • Chinese school on weekends
  • Distance Education
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Senior external exams (which contribute to university entrance) available in many first languages

Special programs

  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) (National Innovative Schools Award Winner, STEM)
  • Mathematics Extension
  • Science Extension
  • Digital and Design Technologies
  • Extensive array of Certificate qualifications
  • International Academic Support Program
  • Individualised and personalised student support services
  • Inter-school sport and recreation


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

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Last updated 20 June 2022